JES Foundation Repair, KBH Business Management Systems

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JES Foundation Repair, KBH Business Management Systems

Address: 1741 Corporate Landing Parkway, Virginia Beach

Business: Construction and construction software

New construction: 45,000 square feet

On-site employees: 75

Interior design furniture: Image Business Interiors

Design goals/amenities:  What was an empty shell of a one-story building is now a three-story home for two companies.

The first floor houses the company’s corporate offices. A marble lobby floor and statement chandelier help create a grand entrance.

The second floor is dedicated to a 250-seat training center, cafeteria and company store. In-house operations reside on the third floor, with a fully stocked coffee bar.

The open floor plan is designed to boost collaboration among employees of both companies. There are write-on walls for jotting down ideas and screens with real-time business data.

While employees still have personal spaces, “There are no hard lines between any areas. You can walk through and feel like everyone is connected,” says Kimberly McDonald, chief operating officer for KBH. 

Windows line the walls, and nearly everyone has a view of the 12-acre site’s lake, trees, and scenic walking trails. McDonald calls the design a marriage between “technology and a peaceful environment.”  Employees have access to a fitness center, and some of them decompress after work by heading to the lake to fish.

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